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Old 02-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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I was driving and all I heard was banging I checked and saw my radiator fan and fan clutch going out of control, anybody know how hard it is to replace those parts?
Or how to replace?

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Old 02-16-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Make sure you check your water pump also I'll take a wild guess that you lost a bearing in the water pump

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Old 02-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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You may want to take this opportunity to just get yourself an electric fan, and ditch the clutch fan all together.
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I'll agree with going to an electric fan.. but generally if you see those components wobbling violently, coolant going all over, then your water pump is done for. Doesn't normally have to have coolant pouring out though.
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Yes Sr. There was actually a bearing from the fan clutch missing, if that's what you were referring to.
And if I were to replace it with an electrical fan, how would that be done, I'm a lil blank about this motor although it looks like a simple motor, I actually bought the car a week ago.
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Go to auto zone get a new fan clutch , tqke the old one off and put the new one on, and go for a ride.
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How can I take the fan clutch off, can't seem to get it?
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:48 AM   #8
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buy yourself a haynes repair manual, it will show you how to fix almost everything on your YJ
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Yes Sr. There was actually a bearing from the fan clutch missing, if that's what you were referring to.
And if I were to replace it with an electrical fan, how would that be done, I'm a lil blank about this motor although it looks like a simple motor, I actually bought the car a week ago.
Basically you need to use an electric fan (the ford taurus is the popular choice), cut up the stock shroud for the fan to fit in plate, then wire it up with a temperature activated relay system. OR most do a 3 position switch on theirs- low, medium, and high so it is always on, but they have the option of flipping it to high when offroading.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:34 PM   #10
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I didn't end up replacing it with an electric fan but replaced it with a normal fan clutch and also replaced the water pump, luckily the fan wasn't damaged, but it was a success.
Thank all of you for the help.
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Very Good on ya.

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